Alices Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass Audiobook, by Lewis Carroll Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Lewis Carroll Narrator: Michael Page Publisher: The Classic Collection Audio Length: Release Date: January 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781491552896

Publisher Description

First published in 1865, Lewis Carroll’s endearing tales of an imaginative child’s dream world are written with charming simplicity.

While delighting children with a heroine who represents their own thoughts and feelings about growing up, the tale is appreciated by adults as a gentle satire on education, politics, literature, and Victorian life in general.

All the delightful and bizarre inhabitants of Wonderland are here: the White Rabbit and the Cheshire Cat, the hooka-smoking Caterpillar and the Mad Hatter, the March Hare and the Ugly Duchess…and, of course, Alice herself—growing alternately taller and smaller, attending demented tea parties and eccentric croquet games and observing everything with clarity and rational amazement.

These novels are part of Brilliance Audio’s extensive classic collection, bringing you timeless masterpieces that you and your family are sure to love.

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Awards

  • A Point Magazine Pick of Books to Read with Children

Customer Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A very whimsical read and I thought it was funny that this little girl was very smart and would try to be logical. A timeless classic. "

    - Shadowlove3, 2/18/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This classic children's tale is darker than the Disney movie. A must read to find out the author's original story. "

    - Larry, 2/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I am sorry, i think lewis carroll was going a bit crazy when he wrote this book, such a confusing book "

    - Mackie, 2/8/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Heel goed, maar... zo kort?! "

    - Edelhart, 2/7/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book is amazing. It is written as if it were a dream, and the poetry in it, is absolutely fabulous. I'm wondering why I haven't read this book earlier.. This is my new favourite book, it's written very lovely and the story is magnificant. Wow. Amazing! "

    - Mariska, 1/31/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " You will always, ALWAY, learn something new from reading this. Don't ever neglect the masterpieces that LC wrote just cause you watched the damned Disney Movies. "

    - Jit, 1/26/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I didn't like this story as much as the first story of Alice. I did in fact recognized some of the characters that were put into Disney's cartoon, "Alice in Wonderland", though such as Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, and the talking flowers in the garden. I didn't realize it was actually two stories combined into one until I read both books. All in all, a very creative and inventive story. "

    - Katrina, 1/21/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I didn't really know what to expect going into is one, but I loved the nonsensical, dreamlike story. I didn't read a whole lot into it, so I look forward to watching the Coursera lectures to see what I missed and moving on to Through the Looking Glass. I also enjoyed Carroll's straight forward prose, which I didn't expect from an 1860's novel, but legal reading has probably jaded me. "

    - Dick, 1/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Forget the Disney version, go for the source material! "

    - Bill, 1/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I liked these books far more than I thought I would. However, I felt like there were parts of TTLG where Dodgson (aka Carroll) seemed to be pining for Alice in a way that made me uncomfortable. All in all, I'm glad I finally read these, but I still am not a fan of the Disney Alice. "

    - M., 11/20/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I must admit that this book, which I read as a child, absolutely failed to grab me. One day maybe I will try again. "

    - Pippa222, 11/12/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Although this book is imaginative and 'colorful' I never enjoyed it. Too disjointed for me "

    - Jeanne, 11/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Read it first when I was eight, I have a seventy year old copy with beautiful illustrations that made/make it all the better. "

    - Taja, 10/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A fanciful tale to enchant the imagination of young and old alike. "

    - Borud, 8/31/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I thought, this will be better than all of the versions I've seen of this. It's not. I strongly dislike creepy men writing boring children's fiction, it turns out. "

    - Janeb7, 1/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is one of my favourite stories purely because of the wacky and creative imagery. It is fantastically written and all of the Alice in Wonderland books are excellent. "

    - Ailsa, 10/26/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I mean...what was happening in this damn book? "

    - Lindsay, 8/28/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I was not a fan of alice really at all. In my opinion she cried way to much, and I was having trouble pickig the book up to read because it was basically the same story just retold with different characters. I finished it though because I wanted to say that I had read and finished a classic. "

    - Abby, 6/19/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " It was fun reading this to my kids. Some parts are incredibly memorable and others are kind of boring. I'd say it's more like a 3.5. "

    - John, 5/17/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Honestly, these bored me. Maybe I'm too young to fully appreciate them because I was not interested and the only thing that kept me going was the fact that they are classic novels. "

    - Rachel, 4/24/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " It was so random and crazy, just my kind of book. It's so mad, but we all are just a bit, aren't we? Spectacularly written. A great book for anyone who likes strange adventures. "

    - Jenna, 4/18/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Enjoyed popping into Alice's trippy, illogical dream word. Thanks Lewis Carroll for recreating a child's world perfectly! "

    - Jade, 10/25/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I was really surprised at how most of the story that I new came from "through the looking glass" and not "Alice in Wonderland" "

    - Skye, 10/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A fantastic adventure of a young girl through dream lands only a child could imagine. One day I'll read this to my children and inspire their own magical adventures, just like it inspired mine. "

    - Angel, 10/5/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I liked a little bit "

    - Kirin, 9/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " This story has no plot, and no structure. It seems almost like random thoughts going through the author's head in no organized manner. The only reason I kept reading was because it was crazy to watch Carrol's ideas unfold. "

    - Gina, 5/17/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Lewis Carroll is just sooooooooo imaginative! I love the whole book; it definitely is a classic. There's so many creative poems in them, and the whole plot sucks the reader into the story. I really wish that Alice's adventures would never end! "

    - Sherry, 5/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not as good as Alice in Wonderland, but still delightful. The poetry in "Looking Glass" is better though. "

    - Jed, 4/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " This book wasn't as strange as the first, but it also felt slower, to me. Not that this book was awful. I loved the poetry in it, and it seems that there is more direction in this story. Probably not a book I'll ever read again, but one worth reading at least once. "

    - Casey, 4/8/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Much better than Alice in Wonderland, which I liked, too. I had forgotten that I read large portions of this in my Logic class in college. Very fun. "

    - Cory, 4/7/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Wonderfully illustrated and full of awesome colour! I loved th old style even though at times I didn't understand the book at all. I sure that the written version would add to my interest. "

    - Cynthia, 4/4/2011
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " This book is just marginally better than Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. I'm just not taken with Carroll's style. He had a good imagination too bad he was such a bad writer. "

    - Mary, 4/4/2011
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Hated it. Got about a third of the way through it and bailed. "

    - Sean, 4/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " We read this book on the class. "

    - Yixin, 3/25/2011

About the Author

Alison Larkin is a playwright, stage actress, stand-up comic, voice artist, and Earphones Award–winning narrator whose wide range of voices can be heard in cartoons and movies, including Pocahontas and The Wonder Pets.

About the Narrator

Michael Page has been recording audiobooks since 1984 and has over two hundred titles to his credit. He has won numerous Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. As a professional actor, he has performed regularly since 1998 with the Peterborough Players in Peterborough, New Hampshire. He is a professor of theater at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.